International Migration Outlook 2014 (OECD)

This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries.

The 2014 International Migration Outlook has been launched on 1-2 December 2014 on the occasion of the High-Level Policy Forum that was held in Paris.

Statistics and information on migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries (EU Member States and Russia) can be found in this publication. In particular, this edition focuses on labor and employment. Two specific chapters deal with this topic: "The labour market integration of immigrants and their children: developing, activating and using skills" and "Managing labour migration: Smart policies to support economic growth". It also includes Country notes and a Statistical Annex.

The report first highlights that migration has become a "constant factor in the economic and social landscape" and that "just as constant as migration are concerns about whether immigrants and their children will integrate in the labor market", concern that is even stronger since the outbreak of the crisis which hits immigrants disproportionately hard.

The report also puts the spotlight on important challenges that policy makers have to face such as the growing uncertainty of the international context and the need to reconcile short and long-term policy considerations as well as conflicting objectives. When it comes to migration this can be adressed in adopting a dynamic migration management system as well as adaptable and flexible integration frameworks.

According to the authors of the report, the main lesson in addressing these challenges is that migrants need to be seen as a resource rather than a problem and integration policies (among them labor and employment policies) as an investment to make the best use of their skills.

You can read the entire report as well as country statistics, tables and graphs via this link.

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Wed 03 Dec 2014
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